Entries Tagged as 'Living Room'

Before & After Home Transformation

February 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment

Before Kitchen.  An investor paid $45,000 for this house.

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After Kitchen.  After renovation, the house sold for $145,000.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the original cabinets.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.  Same front door.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.  We’re not sure this is the same bedroom, nor the next bedroom.

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Before Bedroom 3.

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After Bedroom 3.  Your biggest bang for the buck is flooring and paint.

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Tags: Living Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Many Items

February 2nd, 2016 · 4 Comments

Family photos and collectibles will require a lot of time to pack up when this home sells.

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Not much room for guests to sit in the cluttered dining room.

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Interesting juxtaposition between the Native American art and the Redskins football pillow.  You might want to rethink that pillow, Mr. & Mrs. Seller.

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Good grief.

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More stuff upstairs.

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The kid’s room is cluttered too, but at least somewhat organized.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Collections · Family Photos · Toys

They Didn’t Get the Memo

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments

Most buyers nowadays would prefer a home that’s neat and tidy, not cluttered.  Just saying.

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It’s okay to pack it all away before selling.  You’d have to pack it anyway when the house sells.  Why not do it now and sell it faster and for more money?

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Don’t let buyers get distracted by all of your stuff instead of focusing on the features of the house.

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Ask a friend for advice on what to remove and tidy up if you are not sure.  Another suggestion:  take photos of your rooms and then look at them.  You’ll see things differently.

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Tags: Staging · Living Room · Family Room · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Other Arizona Cities · Wood Paneling · Chandler, AZ Homes

Before & After House Flip

January 23rd, 2016 · 2 Comments

Before Bathroom.  The investor bought this home for $102,000.

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After Bathroom.  The renovated home then sold for $180,000.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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After Second Bathroom.

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Before Dining Room.

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After Dining Room.

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Before Bedroom.

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After Bedroom.

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Before Second Bedroom.

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After Second Bedroom.

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Before Bonus Room.

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After Bonus Room.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  They kept the cabinets (which saved a lot of money) but changed the back splash, counters, & appliances.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.  Tidying up and using different camera angles can leave a better impression.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Dining Room · Ugly Couches/Chairs · Before & After

Houston Hovel Part 2 – Bedrooms, Insulation, & Porch

January 17th, 2016 · 3 Comments

Today we look at this Houston home’s living room, bedrooms, and yard.

Did it snow in Houston?

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They thought buyers would like to see behind the walls?

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Must be fun for buyers to see this as they enter the house.

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Do you dare venture down the hallway?

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Bedroom #1

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What happened?

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Bedroom #2

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Bedroom #3

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Just sweep all the garbage outside!

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Not much space left in the storage shed.

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Tags: Living Room · Bedroom · Back Yard · Garbage and/or Junk · Fixer-Upper · Drywall Damage · Hall of Shame - Messy · Other US Cities

Selling Short In Tolleson, Arizona

January 11th, 2016 · 3 Comments

There continues to be a disconnect between short sale sellers and reality.  Short sale sellers are asking a big favor of the banks.  You’d think they’d care a little more about how their home looks.  Here’s another fine example.

Bud Light beer cans and bottled beer on the floor.  He’s a real tiger.

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In bedroom #2, we see too much of too much stuff.

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Hot and cold in this bedroom.  There’s a portable heater and a fan.

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The chaos continues in the fourth bedroom.

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Everything is easily accessible when it’s on the counter.  Except for extra light bulbs.

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Laundry/storage room.

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Something’s going on with the cooling system.  There’s an air vent in the dining room but they also installed a window air conditioner.

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There was a family discussion about adding more furniture, but it was tabled.

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Two lawnmowers and yet the grass wasn’t mowed?!

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Tags: Staging · Bathroom · Living Room · Bedroom · Clutter · Patio · Dining Room · Back Yard · Other Arizona Cities · Garbage and/or Junk · Bedspread · Laundry Room

Before & After Remodeling Project

December 5th, 2015 · 6 Comments

Before Bathroom.  Purchased from a bank for $87,500.

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After Bathroom.  Once remodeled, the house sold for $143,000.

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Before Second Bathroom.

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After Second Bathroom.

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Before Family Room & Kitchen.

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After Family Room & Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Kitchen.

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After Kitchen.

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Before Living Room.

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After Living Room.

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Before Bedroom 1.

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After Bedroom 1.

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Before Bedroom 2.

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After Bedroom 2.

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Before Front of House.

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After Front of House.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Remodeling · Phoenix Homes · Before & After

Where the Wild Fern Dies

November 22nd, 2015 · 3 Comments

Thank you to one of our readers for sending these photos of a Saint Paul, Minnesota home.  It could use some tidying up.

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Was it necessary to take a photo so close to the wall?  Try one further back and open the window blinds.  And remove unnecessary items.

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Let’s remove the clutter from the side of the shed and take down the laundry.

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Next time, take photos before the first hard frost.  Otherwise the beautiful ferns look dead.

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Tags: Curb Appeal · Living Room · Kitchen · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard

Too Lazy To Clean Out?

November 13th, 2015 · 4 Comments

Here we have a messy house.  Either two things happened:  the seller is a messy person and doesn’t care how the house looks when selling or the renters moved out with their stuff left behind and the seller didn’t bother to clear it out before selling.

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Now this mess becomes the buyer’s problem.

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Hold on, maybe this was an estate sale.  The owner died or went to a nursing home?  Then it becomes the family’s burden to remove the stuff before selling.

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The buyer discounts her/his offer to reflect the cost of trash removal.

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The seller or seller’s family then gets less money on the sale.

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Chaos.

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Imagine how big this room would look once empty.

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Room used as a pantry.

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Cluttered kitchen.

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Cluttered bathroom.

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More fun for the buyer.

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Tags: Bathroom · Living Room · Family Room · Kitchen · Bedroom · Clutter · Phoenix Homes · Back Yard · Wood Paneling · Garbage and/or Junk

Day Care

October 30th, 2015 · No Comments

Business opportunity for the discerning investor!  Established day care center in a residential home in Casa Grande, Arizona.

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We give quality care when you’re not there.

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Fully licensed day care center.

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Elmo approved!

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Big Bird approved too!  And Scooby Doo is disco dancing under the mirror ball!

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Charlie Brown and Dora the Explorer love it too.

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And SpongeBob SquarePants and Humpty Dumpty are happy to be there too.

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A is for apple.  B is for ball.

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Mickey Mouse wants to know where the lady’s legs are.

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Nap time!

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The kids will surely love playing out back.  Playground equipment included!

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Check out the fence in the above photo and check out the fence below.  This allows easy access for the day care children to socialize with neighborhood kids.  What fun they’ll have.

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The kids can safely play out here.

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